Folio 50: The Faded Empress
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Old tales of an enormous creature haunting the old forest hills near The City take many shapes, but none seem to have quite captured the imagination of the story of the Faded Empress. Her origins come in a variety, ranging from the plausible to the outright ridiculous, but she is one of the local boogeymen, told to amuse, frighten, or threaten.
Capable of erupting from the very ground to consume the family dog, or naughty children, or stupid tourists, there is one recurring theme throughout her stories: she is always hungry.